May 26, 2009

It was so awkward that I actually dreamt about it...

OMG - did you watch it???

I cringed through 99% of the 1 hour and 18 minutes of hellish programming.

I could feel my stomach tense up everytime they were talking. Could actually feel myself trying to unclench.

I've watched on and off for a few years - and have probably seen all but a couple of the episodes.

Mostly, I've always been taken aback by her tone. The tone she takes with her husband and the tone she takes with her family. It has put me off to the point that I will say "I can't listen to her mouth anymore".

And sometimes, her toilet attitude and dominant nature have been a sharp reality check for me - because I too, struggle with a strong sense of "my way or the highway" and over-organizing our life. She and I ride the same Princess Express occasionally...

But all I felt last night was pity and sadness. And the strongest urge to yell at the screen of my television "for God's sake you two...cancel the show...get a're life is about to fall apart permanently...pull the plug and fix your family before it's too late!!!!"

All I kept hearing from them was "for the kids, for the kids, for the kids". Guess what? The kids I'm guessing, don't care about material things. They care about their parents being together, I bet, a whole lot more than they care about a farmhouse stalked by the "P" people. (See show for Kate's stupid explanation of why they call them that. Lame.)

That birthday party was PAINFUL to watch. Since when does Kate laugh and banter so much? Never in the last three years since I've been watching. It was just weird and put on and forced. And when J showed up? omg. Kill me now. Put me out of my viewer misery. The awkward interaction was enough to make me want to chew on a pillow.

The couch conversations at the end? Don't get me started - it was just so upsetting. What the frig happened to these people? What happened to "whatever happens, it's our life and we love our crazy life" blah blah blah?? They've clearly had a brush (or full on hug) with infidelity - use it as a wake up call and come out better for it! Since they won't reveal what has happened - and they are painfully cryptic about the state of their relationship - we just have to guess.

Even though we've already seen Jon get his hair plugged live? Already seen the kids potty train? Already seen Kate's before and after tummy tuck shots? Already watched her berate Aunt Jodie over gum? Already seen her be-head Jon over a coupon? Come on. And so now this is off-limits? Too much info? Give me a fat break!

I'm afraid they might have already "ended" things a while ago - and for some reason, the network and these out of touch parents - have decided to have millions of viewers stick around to watch the actual unraveling of a family, piece by tattered broken piece.

All I can say is: in shocking poor taste, completely sad, and a shameful disservice to those kids.

What are the chances this is all a publicity stunt since they were losing audiences after Table for 1.2. came out (and subsequently other large clan family shows) Since people were getting fed up with their high-profile, celebrity status - and deciding they were no longer a "normal" family trying to get by (and thus not deserving of their show and status anymore)?

What did you think of the show last night?


Mom said...

I am in total agreement. I sat there in shock and a feeling of such sadness. It obviously is hitting Kate a lot harder than Jon. I about puked when he said that this just wasn't the life he had planned for himself. Gag me with a fork lift!!!!! How many of us have the "life" we chose for ourselves. Having kids is a crap shoot. There are NO guarantees as to how many you will have, what kind of people they will turn out to be or if they will even give a xxxt about you. Come on Jon, you disgusted me last night. I'm sorry but Kate's tears did get to me. I think she realizes how much of a B she has been, and now it's too late. It still was hard to see her cry and know that her life as she had known it, is over, and I'm sure she really does still love Jon, she just didn't know how to appreciate him.
Why ARE they continuing this facade? It's never going to be the same, and it will just be painful for everyone to watch, but like a train crash, it's going to be hard to look away......

Pug Mama said...

ohhhhhhhhh girlfriend - don't get me started.
I agree with you 100%.
I am sorry - I will be a little more tacky than you - SHE MAKES ME SICK.
She has a holier-than-thou attitude. She talks down to EVERYONE she comes across, whether it be the crew, her sister-in-law, her friends, people working on her home, her children - HER OWN HUSBAND.
The fact that all of her family members and friends that were once a part of her life are now no longer a part SPEAKS VOLUMES.
I am a self-proclaimed type A attitude - control freak. Yet, I do not talk to my husband like he were one of my children. I do not "scold" him as if I were his mother. I do not embarrass him in public by screaming at him in stores, etc.... and you know what - if I did do any of those things, my husband wouldn't stand for it. He would tell me off in a heart beat as any spouse should if they were being treated that way.
There is no longer any "REALITY" to this reality show.
All the help they have, all the money, the million dollar home, new cars, all the free trips, free tummy tucks, hair plugs, teeth whitening, etc.....No reality at all. They have so much help, while the "REAL" people in this world are struggling whether it be with 1 child or with 12 children.
You know what - you put your life out there for the whole world to see, you have cameras following you around everywhere - even when your poor child is sitting on the potty or lying sick on laundry room floor throwing up (because that is where she put him since he was throwing up - on the laundry room floor) then you have to live with the consequences.
You can't pimp out your family to the world and then complain when you don't like the way things are turning.
You can't put a price on my family. Apparently you can on theirs.
All I can say is, God bless those beautiful children, because they are the ones that will suffer the consequences of incredibly selfish parents.

Kim said...

I just have to say.. I hope the kids don't have to pay for this..
I feel sooo Sorry for them..

blissfully caffeinated said...

I only watched a couple of minutes of the show but I feel like you do. Cancel the damn show and save your family. Is all the material stuff really worth it?

Diana said...

I thought she played the "poor me" card way to much last night..Her at the Bday party was a OMGosh for me..when did she EVER let the kids play with something that they might get a "little' dirty with, so when they actually had silly string I laughed!! The bugs..last year she would have been yelling "Jon, get these bugs out of here and it would have been ALL his fault". I think a HUGE problem is him not working. I do not think bring Kates house husband is for him.

4D said...

I totally was watched by a record number of people. It is so sad...

Keep smilin!

frogglet said...

I haven't watched it yet and I don't know if I can. I really can't believe they are going to keep the show going with the marriage in trouble or already over. I am so sad to see someone I thought was so in love end up this way but it happens it happens way to often and way to easily. And it happens to couples that don't have tv crews around them. The stresses that they have gone through and that many of us go through everyday make it hard to just appreciate your spouse the way you should but because it is sometimes hard that just makes it more important that it happens.
I know I sometimes need a kick in the pants, wake up call, that says "HEY, what you got is a good thing don't mess it up, Chica"
(I just hope hubby gets that wake up call too once in a while :0)

I Am A Doll said...

Repear after me everyone!!!


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Andrea said...

It is sad, they just need to go away and get thier lives in order. Do what is best for the children. I have wanted (more than once) to pull her through the TV and choke her! Ughh!

Dawn and Dale said...

I watched and cringed and prayed through the entire thing as well....

I sooooooooo awwwwwwwwed though when one of the boys...can't remember which one...kept saying Chinyata's!!! lol How cute is that???!!!!

Definitely time to quite the show I'd say!!

Suz said...

Thinking I wish I had cable about now as this show has been all I have heard about all day. I feel so out of the loop!

julie said...

Wow, the show is all everyone is talking about today...I'm sorry I missed it. I quit watching quite sometime ago because I was sick of her.

Melanie said...

You said it so well!

Oh, and I love that Table for 12 show. The parents are hilarious and so real. The dad is always cracking me up.

Betsy said...

I tried... I just couldn't make it through the whole thing. It's too painful to watch. It's one thing to be Type A, but it's quite another thing to treat everyone around you like dirt under your shoes. Kate seems like she'd be a very difficult person to be around, much less to love.

Just look at their body language in that picture. They're sitting as far away from each other as they can get. Unless you're right and this is the publicity stunt to end all publicity stunts, I think their relationship has been over for awhile.

Valerie said...

I just saw it tonight (Tuesday) and it was painful and has stuck with me. It is like wathing an animal die on the side of the road.

I want to get out and hit them with a bat and put everyone out of their misery.

He is too checked out, and she is so mad it had to be more than poor judgement, choosing the wrong brand detergent is poor judgement, infidelity even pisses G*d off.

Publicity or not, if TLC has to stoop to this then shame on them for adding more garbage to the air waves.

Love you.


Christy said...

I didnt see it but the whole thing makes me sick and from reading your post it makes me think I would be even more sick if I watched. It is just rediculous and I just feel for the kids. They need to pull the plug and get a grip to save their family but I would not be surprised if they are doing this as a publicity thing-- too sad.


julie said...

Ok, now I've watched it...Stop the cameras, go save your family!

Ani said...

Amen to that!

It broke my heart to watch, its like a train wreck, you can't help but stare...

I hope they get counseling and FOCUS on their marriage and their family, instead of speaking engaments and publicity.

Kelly & Todd said...

The show just left me feeling very very sad. I just kept thinking back to what had to have been happier times when the kids were first born, and wished they could find joy again. I don't think that's going to happen.

It breaks my heart when families fal apart regardless of who's at fault. I realize sometimes it's for the best - but it's still very hard to watch, and just leaves me sad.

-- kelly :-(

Catherine said...

It just made me very sad to see the pain that this family is experiencing. But for the grace of God go I.

Praying for them as they work through the many challenges they are facing.